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Rema Nagarajan

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Do public relations firms drive health reporting?

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Rema Nagarajan This email from a PR executive came to the office email account. It lists all the various health and disease Days coming up in April– World Haemophilia Day, World Malaria Day, National Safe Motherhood Day and so on. For each Day several story id... More »

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Look at who the Niti Aayog is consulting

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Rema Nagarajan International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is globally known for being a front organisation for food companies, soft drink companies and agrochemical manufacturers. There have been several reports on how ILSI has funded studies to oppose or di... More »

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TN fights deafness the costly way, then turns wiser

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Rema Nagarajan After forking out several crores in excess for hundreds of cochlear implants, the Tamil Nadu government has reduced the amount reimbursed for purchase of the implants from Rs5.35 lakh to Rs3.84 lakh. The move, which would save Rs1.51 lakh per im... More »